"In truth we are always present; we only imagine ourselves to be in one place or another."
—Howard Cohn

Upcoming Residential Retreats with Space Available

Periodically attending a meditation retreat is the best way to deepen and renew your practice. All of our retreats are silent with a few exceptions. Review the specific retreat descriptions for more details. Most Spirit Rock retreats are held in our upper Retreat Hall unless otherwise indicated. The following retreats are open for registration and still have limited spaces available.


The Dharma and the Drama (299R17) - PARALLEL
Scholarship funds still available!
Wes Nisker and Nina Wise

September 18 - 24

Embodied, Empowered, and Awake: A Women's Meditation Retreat (300R17)
Anne Cushman, Spring Washam, Erin Selover, Kate Johnson, Jennifer Berezan (musician)
September 25 - October 1


Maranasati: Contemplating Death / Awakenign to Life (302R17) - PARALLEL
Eugene Cash, Nikki Mirghafori, Bhikku Analayo (via videocast), Janice Clarfield (yoga)
October 2 - 9

Awakening Strength, Courage and Tenderness: A Retreat for the LGBTQI Gender-Fluid Community (308R17)
Arinna Weisman, Larry Yang, Melvin Escobar (yoga)
October 27 - 31


Waking Up Together (310R17)
James Baraz, Sharda Rogell, Frank Ostaseski, Ange Stephens, Pam Dunn, Vinny Ferraro
November 1 - 8

Work Retreatant Opportunities

Spirit Rock offers Work Retreatant positions as an opportunity to explore integrated practice, where retreat life and the work of everyday life come together. In exchange for retreat fees, Work Retreatants serve approximately five non-consecutive hours per day in either the kitchen or housekeeping department. Below is a list of retreats with Work Retreatant positions available. For more details about applying, visit our Work Retreatant Information page.

Available Work Retreatant Positions:

298R17 - Finding Freedom in the Body -- Housekeeping or Kitchen
299R17 - The Dharma and the Drama -- Housekeeping or Kitchen

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For general information, visit our Retreat FAQs section.

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